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Christmas Lunch and walk at Mt Macedon


Walk and Lunch:

Join us for a Christmas circuit walk in the Macedon Ranges and lunch at the Mount Macedon Hotel, 694 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon. You have three options:

Option 1   (public transport, longer walk):
Meet at 8.40am at Southern Cross station (with charged Myki – everyone pays for their own fare)
At 9:02am, we take the V-line train from Southern Cross Station to Macedon.
Walk from the station to Mount Macedon, continue to the top of Mount Towrong and in a loop back into Mount Macedon (approximately 3 hours) for Christmas lunch at Mount Macedon Hotel.
After lunch we will walk back via a different route to Macedon station (approximately 1 ½ hours) and board the 4:22pm train back to Melbourne.

Option 2   (car-pool, shorter walk):
Meet at 11.30am outside Mount Macedon Hotel.
Walk the Mount Towrong loop (approximately 1 ½ hours), either with the group from option 1 or perhaps in the opposite direction depending on numbers.
Lunch at Mount Macedon Hotel. Depart any time after lunch with your fellow carpool travellers.
Note: this option relies on there being enough cars to transport people. Any non-driver who doesn’t get matched with a car will need to do option 1.

Option 3   (self driving, no walk):
Meet at 1pm at Mount Macedon Hotel, 694 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon for lunch only. Depart any time after lunch.

Booking and Cost:

Booking is  required for this walk.  When you complete the Booking Request Form:
Please indicate in “Notes/Questions” (under “General”) whether you wish to do option 1 or option 2 or option 3. Please also indicate any dietary requirements
If you choose option 2, you MUST complete all the Transport questions so that the leader can arrange car-pooling.
(If you choose option 1 or option 3, your answers to the Transport questions are not relevant as you just need to be at Southern Cross station/Mount Macedon hotel by the time specified above).

When you book in, you will need to pre-pay for the cost of the lunch, which is:

The cost covers food only.

The Leader will confirm your acceptance onto the walk & lunch, or not, via email. Payment in full is required once the leader accepts you onto the walk & lunch.   Payment details are provided on your acceptance pending payment email.  Once your payment has been confirmed by the Leader (please allow a few days for this) you will receive a confirmation email.
Again, people booking option 2 will be accepted but participation for non-drivers will depend on there being enough vehicles to car pool. Back up is option 1.

If you are paying via EFT use Trip Code: 011219
{Include this + your name as payment description/reference. For a branch deposit, put the trip code in the Six Digit Aux Serial No.}

For those doing option 2, passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Snacks for the walk
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing for the walk
• Rainwear & warm jacket, depending on the weather forecast.
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Still have questions?

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

NOTE:  The COMMENT Box below is PUBLIC so visible to all.  DO NOT put private or identifying information in this box.  

Activity Date(s)


December 1, 2019 8:40 am


December 1, 2019 5:20 pm







Celine S

Booking Request

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Clare Matheson:

If anyone pulls out Celine I'd be happy to take their spot :) I stupidly didn't get my RSVP in on time!


I have booked, but being asked to being approved. And how long it takes to get approval ?

David Moore:

I thought you had to pay as you booked and I have done so. DM 011219

Kris Peach:

If you are a member and see a green link instead of a tick box, it means you need to login as a member before you choose your option - to login go to members under main menu, then login and go back to the activity to sign up. Your username is your email, if you have forgotten your password, click on “reset password”.

Bruce Meincke:

l am trying to book Gillian Meincke for the Christmas Lunch. She would like a vegetarian meal

Jeff Preston:

I have the same issue as Angela and would like to do the longer walk, no dietary requirements. I recently paid for membership

Angela Darbyshire:

Hi again. I still can’t make a booking using the booking form as the links aren’t active on my phone. Could you possibly send me your banking details for EFT, so that I can do it myself. Thanks, Angela Darbyshire

Angela Darbyshire:

The green links above don’t appear to be active. I’d like to book for the long walk as a member, and have no dietary requirements. Thanks, Angela Darbyshire

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